When a fundamentally dishonest, no-talent hack like John Brennan can be appointed CIA Director, you know the government is in deep trouble. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:
Former CIA Director John Brennan said on Sunday that he is strongly considering legal action after the Trump administration revoked his security clearance last week.
In a Sunday interview with NBC‘s Chuck Todd, Brennan blasted Trump for what he calls an “egregious abuse of power and authority,” adding that he’s “been contacted by a number of lawyers” who have advised him on legal options – including the possibility of an injunction to stop more clearances from being revoked.
On Wednesday, the White House announced that it was revoking Brennan’s clearance, and that the status of other former officials was under review. Critics have accused the White House of trying to silence political opponents (who appear in front of millions of people each week on cable news networks – though CNN ratings did just get smoked by Ancient Aliens), while more clearances are on the chopping block.
“Trump says he is reviewing security clearances for nine other individuals: James Clapper, James Comey, Michael Hayden, Sally Yates, Susan Rice, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and Bruce Ohr. Some have been publicly critical of the president, while others are linked to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference,” wrote the Washington Post on Wednesday.
Brennan’s firing has been criticized by over a dozen former top intelligence officials, as well as 60 ex-CIA members who condemned the action – while the ex-CIA Director wrote an op-ed in the New York Times on Thursday in which he claimed Trump is trying to silence him.
Brennan’s clearance was revoked for “unfounded and outrageous allegations” against the Trump administration in connection with the ongoing Russia probe.